Tech companies such as Apple Inc. gives out awards to third-party app developers who have created outstanding applications and games over the past 12 months. Today Google has announced something similar, the tech giant will be holding it’s first “Google Play Awards” during the upcoming Google I/O conference scheduled for next month. These awards, as you probably might have guessed, will be for the best games, best applications, use of innovation and other categories.
According to the announcement made by Google, the program will feature five nominees across 10 categories, and these are now showcased in a special collection on Google Play. The apps will be chosen by a “panel of experts” at Google, in addition to that only recent apps and games that have had a major update over the last 12 months will be qualified for the award, older applications are off the chart. Selected games or apps was based on ‘criteria emphasizing app quality, innovation, and having a launch or major update in the last 12 months’.
Click on the Google Play Awards official page to check out the full list of categories and nominees. Final winners will be announced live during May 2016’s Google I/O conference (May 19th at 7 PM PT) and will be live streamed. You can also track the conversation on Twitter and G+ using the hashtags #io16.
Google is an American multinational technology company founded on the 4th of September 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D students at Stanford University. The company specializes in Internet-related services and products such as online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of the company’s profits are derived from AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results. Google’s headquarters is in Mountain View, California, the “Googleplex”.
Google I/O is an annual software developer-focused conference held by Google in San Francisco, California. Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. Google I/O was started in 2008. The “I” and “O” stand for input/output, and “Innovation in the Open”. The format of the event is similar to that of the Google Developer Day.